Port Engineer/Mechanic for Seaspan Ferries

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Port Engineer/Mechanic for Seaspan Ferries

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Port Engineer/Mechanic

The Port Engineer/Mechanic is accountable for the coordination and management of the maintenance and repair of the Seaspan Ferries LNG/Hybrid and Diesel fuelled vessels. The objective of the Port Engineer/Port Mechanic is to implement a cost efficient maintenance plan so that these vessels are always kept in a serviceable condition. This position diagnosis and resolves engine/thruster/generator/mechanical problems and coordinates the planned maintenance program.

Duties and Accountabilities

Responds to the reported vessel issues, reviews the report accuracy and assesses if repair can be conducted while the vessel is at sea. If the nature of the repair requires the vessel to be brought back, determines the estimated down time and liaises a workable schedule.
Coordinates engine/thruster maintenance, examination and overhaul. Creates work order for vessels going through the refit program and controls the examination process.
Controls the repair work to ensure that work is completed in a timely and quality manner. Up keeps the maintenance plan and takes leadership in maintaining a complete maintenance and repair record for each vessel. Monitors the log sheet to ensure daily routine maintenance is performed.
Implements maintenance and repair budget for the responsible vessels. For unexpected expenses provides recommendation with rationale, costing and alternatives based on anticipated cost and benefits.
For new equipment purchase sources options and obtains quotes prior to initiating a purchase order. If the repair involves a significant cost outside of the budget, obtains quotes and prepares rationale for management consideration before initiating the work.
Provides guidance and mentorship for the shipboard engineers and provides input regarding training and apprenticeship programs. Assists with recruitment of shipboard engineers and supports development of team members through work.
Perform advanced mechanical, as well as electronic & automation and system integration-related, troubleshooting on engines and auxiliary equipment. Performs additional duties as required.

Qualification Requirements

Diploma in Marine Engineering/Power Engineering or a Heavy-Duty Mechanic apprenticeship program with a minimum of 5 years of field experience
Experience as service shop coordinator or field service technician an asset
Experience in working with electrical systems beneficial

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

A safety first mindset
Excellent organizational skills
Communication skills, both verbal and written; and interpersonal skills.
Team player and a creative problem solver.
Resourceful, eager to learn from others.
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and make sound engineering decisions.
Advanced digital literacy, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

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